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Second hand books on Song Writing
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Composition by Dr John Stainer Novello's Music Primers and Educational Series circa 1900 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Composition -by- Dr John Stainer. Novello's Music Primers and Educational Series. Intended for beginners; a collection of hints both to masters and students in the first steps towards the art of composition. (Novello, Ewer & Co. London. Circa 1900) Used hardcover book. No dust jacket. 140 pages. Covers are worn and soiled. Heavy foxing on first and last few pages and on edges of pages. Else good.
Product Id: SW17307
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Handbook of Musical Form J A Steele Imperial Edition No.808 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Handbook of Musical Form -by- J A Steele. Imperial Edition No. 808. Used music instruction booklet; a clear and concise manual on musical form. Covers: form in melody writing; binary form; ternary form; simple rondo; sonata form; modern rondo (or rondo sonata) form; fugue; and various other forms. Used softcover booklet. 20 pages. B. 7709. (Allan & Co. Melbourne. 1959) Name written on cover. covers discoloured on edges. Staples rusted. Else very good.
Product Id: SW22672
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Melodies and Their Treatment A Handbook for Students Preparing for the Examinations in 
Theory and Musical Perception of the Australian Music Examinations Board A J Leckie Imperial Edition No.405 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Melodies and Their Treatment A Handbook for Students Preparing for the Examinations in Theory and Musical Perception of the Australian Music Examinations Board -by- A J Leckie. Imperial Edition No. 405. Covers writing melodies to given rhythmic patterns; writing rhythms to given words; writing melodies to given words; the completion of melodies; combined melodies. (Allans Music Australia. Melbourne. 1937) Used second hand softcover booklet. 24 pages. Light foxing on covers. Music shop stamps on first few pages. Else very good.
Product Id: SW21034
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Serial Composition -by- Reginald Smith Brindle. Reprint 1980. ISBN 0193119064. Covers all the important aspects of serial composition, including discussion of such topics as melody-writing, twelve-note harmony, polyphonic writing, forms, stylistic factors and orchestration, avant-garde techniques and free twelve-note composition. Used second hand softcover book. 284 pages. (Oxford University Press. Reprint, 1980) Covers are worn and creased on edges and corners. Foxing on edges of pages, else pages are very good.
Product Id: SW26152
Price: AU$40.00
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The Professional Arranger Composer Book 1 Russell Garcia 10th printing used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand music shop The Professional Arranger Composer Book 1 -by- Russell Garcia. A text book for the musician who wants to become a professional arranger-composer. (Criterion Music Corp. Hollywood. 10th printing. Copyright 1954) Used second hand softcover book. 172 pages. Covers are lightly soiled and marked. Title of book written on spine with black marker. Corners bumped. Pages are very good.
Product Id: SW16883
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Twentieth-Century Harmony Creative Aspects and Practice Vincent Persichetti ISBN 0393095298 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Twentieth-Century Harmony Creative Aspects and Practice -by- Vincent Persichetti. ISBN 0393095298. Provides for the first time an orderly presentation of the harmonic procedures to be found in the music of the first half of the twentieth century; an account of specific harmonic materials commonly used by twentieth-century composers. (W W Norton & Company. New York. 3rd printing. 1961) Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 287 pages. Covers are slightly bowed. Else in very good condition. Weight 650 grams.
Product Id: SW17770
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Two-Part Writing -by- William Lovelock. Imperial Edition No. 1093. Used second hand softcover book. 80 pages. B. 9222. (Allans Music. Melbourne. 1970) Covers are grubby. Pen marks on a few pages. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
Product Id: SW25039B
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Two-Part Writing -by- William Lovelock. Imperial Edition No. 1093. Used second hand softcover book. 80 pages. B. 9222. (Allans Music. Melbourne. 1970) Name and address written on front cover. Covers are worn and grubby. Spine torn and taped. Foxing on edges of pages. Corners bumped. Pen marks on some pages. Else good.
Product Id: SW25039
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Two Part Writing Step By Step Dulcie Holland ISBN 086947409X used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Two Part Writing Step By Step -by- Dulcie Holland. ISBN 086947409X. A Text book and work book combined; aims to explain the technique of writing in two parts and gives ample practice in perfecting this technique. (11620. Chappell Music. Sydney. No date) Used second hand softcover book. 76 pages. Covers are lightly grubby. Corners bumped. Else very good.
Product Id: SW16631
Price: AU$30.00
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Writing Better Lyrics The Essential Guide To Powerful Songwriting From Generating Ideas To 
Developing Verse And Beyond Pat Pattison ISBN 1582970645/9781582970646 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand music shop Writing Better Lyrics The Essential Guide To Powerful Songwriting - From Generating Ideas To Developing Verse And Beyond -by- Pat Pattison. ISBN 1582970645/ 9781582970646. In this book you'll find all of the professional and creative insight you need to write powerful lyrics; Pat Pattison examines 17 chart-topping songs to discover what makes them so effective; he also provides more than 30 exercises that teach you how to use language masterfully. Used second hand softcover book. 195 pages. (Writer's Digest Books. Cincinnati. 1995) A few marks on edges of pages. Else in fine condition.
Product Id: SW24975
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You Can Write Song Lyrics Terry Cox ISBN 0898799899 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand music shop You Can Write Song Lyrics -by- Terry Cox. ISBN 0898799899. Songwriting. Successful lyricist Terry Cox provides insider's advice on writing song lyrics; instructions are illustrated with examples of popular songs from a wide variety of styles and vocalists including Garth Brooks, Aerosmith, Sheryl Crow, Phil Collins and Celine Dion; each chapter is packed with exercises, recommended reading lists and sidebars filled with opinions, advice and inspiration. Used second hand softcover book. 136 pages. (Writer's Digest Books. Cincinnati. 2000) Covers are lightly scuffed. Front cover has one small bump which imprint goes through on to first few pages. Else in very good condition.
Product Id: SW24976
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